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Mar 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. cnn's tom foreman has today's "american journey." >> reporter: appearance of the spanish speaking pope from across the atlantic electrified the crowd in italy and lit up u.s. shores, too. >> full of joy. happy. very happy. >> as we say in latin america, papa. >> reporter: over the past few decades, american catholic churches like this one in d.c. have undergone a profound transformation the number of hispanic members has been soaring, pushed so fast by immigration and birth that they now account for one out of every three catholics here. >> and it's a number that's likely to continue to rise because latino catholics tend to be younger than catholics as a whole. only half of all catholics under the age of 40 today are hispanic. >> reporter: many white catholics have been slipping away from church amid sexual abuse scandals, debates over abortion rights and role of women, hispanic arrivals have more than made up for the losses, so much so catholics still comprise about a quarter of the country, just as they have for decades. mind you that shift in demographics has dramatically chang
CNN
Mar 10, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. have a great weekend. >>> hello, every. i'm fredericka whitfield. welcome to the "cnn newsroom." a look at our top stories right now. >>> in just two days, all eyes will be focused squarely on the vatican sistine chapel that's where the cardinals will be casting their first vote for a new pope. cnn's ben wedeman is in rome. >> reporter: frederica, today, we saw the cardinals fanning out around rome, going to their so-called titular churches, the churches they are affiliated with. many of those churches cramped not just with worshippers but also with the media, very eager to get any sort of nuggets about the upcoming conclave. we did for instance, hear timothy dolan, the cardinal from new york, saying he is hope something a quick conclave and that he can go home soon because, as he told one of our producers, he is running out of clean socks. now, really, the real action here begins tuesday morning when the cardinals will be moving into the special residence where they will be staying during the conclave. in the morning on tuesday they will also be holding special prayers for the lee
CNN
Mar 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
over the cnn logo. in december 2012 then pope benedict became the first pontiff to tweet using the handle@pontifex. francis is already tweeting frequently and finally my personal favorite, my first tweet. ali is trying out this twitter thing, somewhat uncertain what to say. my tweets have become i hope more informative and entertaining than the first one and i would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. if you aren't on twitter, sign up and follow me. the rewards are never ending. i do read nearly every tweet you send me and respond to many of them and props to tweets i like and not afraid to call you out if i disagree with you. thanks for joining the conversation this week. we're here every saturday at 1 p.m. eastern and weekdays at 3:30 p.m. have a great weekend. >>> hello, everyone. i am fredrika whitfield. welcome to the "cnn newsroom." here is what we're watching. two teen boys are accused of shooting this baby in cold blood. the mother of the child is talking to cnn. this is interstate 70 in colorado, 154 miles of it closed. it may be spring but a significant win
FOX News
Mar 30, 2013 11:30am PDT
showing fraud and billions on waste and abuse, how did that sit with the media. and actually watched cnn? and once a media darling, now, not the so much. >> what did you say? >> (bleep). >> jon: on the panel this week, judy miller, columnist cal thomas. jim pinkerton contributing editor. and daily beast columnist kirsten powers. i'm jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. now. >> high drama at the supreme court. nine justices taking on a central issue of american life, gay marriage. today the court wrestled with profound questions, what is a family, what is the purpose of marriage? >> today the supreme court began two days of hearings on one of the most contentious issues of our time. for the first time the court is considering whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. >> the u.s. supreme court today took on the right to marry one of the same sex. they're taking on two cases over two days and with anything the court touches, anything can happen. it's up to the ruling of the nine justices. public opinion has been changing fast on this subject. it's moved quickly in
CNN
Mar 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. >>> thank you very much, fredricka. you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. we're going to get you up to speed on the day's headlines. >> i had no intentions of doing anything like that. i'm sorry i put you guys through this. >> the verdict is guilty. a juvenile court judge found two teenagers in steubenville, ohio, guilty of raping a drunken class mate and one of them guilty of posting a nude photo of the girl on the internet. the world was watching the case. we'll talk about their sentences and hear from the people there coming up on cnn. >> pope francis gave his first new blessing today before a cheering crowd of more than 200,000 people in st. peter's square. forgiveness was a key theme in the pope's address and a rare move for a pope, he walked into the crowd to greet people. he also sent out a message on his twitter account asking people to continue to pray for him. we'll talk more about the new pope's down to earth style next hour with religion professor present strong. >> amtrak has resumed rail service between two major east coast hub
CNN
Mar 10, 2013 5:00am PDT
. follow me on twitter at dr. sanjay gupta. up next, a check of your top stories in the cnn newsroom. >>> from cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. america's one-time tennis sweetheart is finding herself in trouble with the law. why cops requested an arrest warrant for jennifer capri -- capriati. >> how the soda ban will affect you and coffee drinkers, brace yourselves. >>> if you're making tons much money on tv, well, you just might be a redneck. comedian dean observe dal a explains why for hollywood being a redneck is all about the green. good morning. i'm brianna keilar in for brandy kay. thanks for starting your morning with us. first up, the cardinals who will choose the next spiritual leader of the roman catholic church are spreading out to celebrate masses. tuesday, they will all be in one place. the vatican. cnn's jonathan mann walks us through the top secret process to pick the new pope. >> it's the oldest enduring electoral system in the world. many of its traditions have been unchanged for centuries. the conclave, which literally means locked with a key
CNN
Mar 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
great weekend. >>> hello, everyone. welcome to the "cnn newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. topping our news at this hour -- who is killing the prosecutors in kaufman county, texas. questions are swirling after a texas district attorney and his wife were found shot to death in their home. what is the connection to the murder of an assistant district attorney two months ago? we've got the latest. >>> and pope francis leads easter sunday mass with a huge crowd at st. peter's square but making it personal for at least one worshipper. we'll tell you how this non-traditional pontiff is leading the way. first to kaufman county texas. the deaths of district attorney mike mcclellan and his wife cynthia are shaking that community. it is about 30 miles outside dallas but adding to the shock is that this comes two months after an assistant district attorney was murdered. he was gunned down in a courthouse parking lot. listen to what the sheriff had to say when asked about a potential connection. >> do you believe that these murders yesterday are definitively connected to the murder -- >> i can
CNN
Mar 10, 2013 11:00am PDT
jiabao. > >>> hello, i'm fredricka witfield, you're in the cnn news room. a look at the top stories right now. life for nearly two billion people could change soon. tomorrow, britain's queen elizabeth will sign a new charter to affect the entire commonwealth of nations. the commonwealth is a voluntary group of 54 independent nations. the charter the queen will sign tomorrow promises to fight discrimination in all forms. it surely will shake things up in countries where women are considered second-class citizens and people are imprisoned for being gay. cnn's royal correspondent max foster joining us now from newberry, england on the telephone. so max, is it clear whether these countries will comply with this charter that will be signed? >> well, it's interesting. 54 countries had to agree to this, they did so in december and tomorrow the queen will sign it as a formal process. she's head of the commonwealth. but she isn't endorsing it personally. this is what 54 countries have agreed. this is the first time that the commonwealth has had a single document setting out the core values o
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >>> celebrity trainer julian michaels joins us live tomorrow. and cnn newsroom with carol costello begins right now. >>> happening now in the newsroom, breaking overnight. a final good-bye to pope benedict. now the conclave, 115 cardinals, secret ballots, when will we see the white smoke? also, a car in flames. the driver passed out at the wheel, and the heroic officer who saved him. >>> good-bye, mr. bloomberg, hello again, big gulp. >> this was a way to remind you, if you want 32 ounces you have to take two cups and maybe would you only take one. >> it ain't over yet, the ban on sugary drinks. >> and you are live in the cnn newsroom. good morning, thank you for joining me. i'm carol costello. we begin at the vatican. a new pope could be named hours from now these are the cardinal who's will elect the next leader of the catholic church. they gathered to pray for guidance as they head into an election with no clear front-runner and erupted into applause at the mention of pope benedict, whose shocking resignation underscores the uncertain times facing the church. >> the beloved and
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 8:00am PDT
us today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >> thanks very much, carol. hello, everyone. nice to have you with us today. let the conclave begin. ♪ it is official. a few final prayers, and then it is off to sistine chapel for the 115 princes of the church. one of whom will emerge from the conclave as the brand-new pope. and if they are deeare keeping schedule and they very much are keeping to their schedule, the cardinal electors of the catholic church are in the palmene chapel right now, prepe for a short walk to the sistine chapel in what could be the biggest decision of their lives. they and a enthusiasm fellow clergy begun this day with this, a mass in st. peter's basilica. while it was designated, quote, mass of the pontiff elective, they did thought forget the pope that just stepped down. >> translator: such an interior attitude is ours today as we wish to offer ourselves to the father in heaven to thank him for the holy existence that he reserves in the holy church and in particular the holy pontificate that he has for us. the venerable pope bene
CNN
Mar 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
wolf blitz inner washington. the news continues next on cnn. >> hello, everyone. you're in the "cnn newsroom." whatever the outcome, it is a trial that stained a teen's reputation and strained friendships in the town of steubenville, ohio, and it is almost over. tomorrow could be the last day of testimony in the case of two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl and a series of alcohol fueled parties back in august. just minutes ago the girl finished testifying against the defendants, trent mays and malique richmond. poppy harlow has been in court all day today and is updating us now. tell us what the girl said. >> reporter: good evening, don. this case has captured national attention because of all of the social media surrounding it, controversy over whether these boys were given preferential treatment or not because they are star football players and none of that matters right now. it is all about what is said in the courtroom and the state rested its case after the alleged victim that 16-year-old girl took the stand for about two hours this evening and
CNN
Mar 13, 2013 2:00am PDT
5:00 a.m. in the east. welcome to cnn's special live coverage of conclave day two, the selection of a new pope. and right now, everyone affixed on the copper chimney atop the sistine chapel with cardinals voting again right now. yesterday, we saw black smoke, signaling they had failed in their first attempt to produce the next spiritual leader of the roman catholic church. just 30 minutes ago, the cardinals re-entered the sistine chapel to vote again. and 30 minutes from now, at 5:30 eastern, we could see white smoke if a new holy father has been chosen. if not, we will again see black smoke or white smoke at 7:00 a.m. eastern, marking the end of the morning voting session. and if necessary, the cardinals will return for afternoon voting. that is beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern. we are truly on papal watch. let's get you out to rome. cnn's chris cuomo anchoring our coverage on this historic morning for the world's 1.2 billion catholics. and today's really the first full day that we will see. >> reporter: this is a very important day. good morning to you, zoraida. you're talking abou
CNN
Mar 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
and me right back here at 1:00 p.m. eastern on "your money," "cnn saturday morning" continues right now. >>> good saturday morning to you, great to see you, i'm susan hendricks in today for randi kaye. 10:00 on the east coast. >>> we begin right outside washington this morning where conservatives are gathered to set their course for the future. it is the conservative political action conference or cpac. this is the last day of the conference which has featured republican heavy weights offering their advice for the party. paul steinhauser is back with us. joining us now from cpac. a lot of buzz around sarah palin, of course, paul. so what have you heard so far this morning besides that? >> well, speaking right now is michele bachmann from minnesota who you remember she ran for the republican presidential nomination. she's talking right now. a couple minutes ago, scott walker the republican governor of wisconsin was talking and he got a big -- a big realization. the future of the party is not going to come from here in washington but rather the state houses from the republican governo
CNN
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
hour of "cnn saturday morning" starts now. >>> she's a successful mixed martial arts fighter who set her sights on the ufc. one problem -- her opponents and the organization say they didn't know she was born a man. fighter fallon fox explains why she doesn't think she did anything wrong. >>> he's one of the most successful tv producers in the business, but he's also one half of a hollywood war. chuck lorre joins us live on fame, a new book, and his next big thing. >>> speaking of hollywood, a gutsy gamble by one prequel that it never had the rights to. a look at whether oz will be a smart hit or giant bomb. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm brian brianna keilar in for kay kay. we're so glad you're with us this morning. first up, defense secretary chuck hagel said the deadly attack in the afghan capital shows the challenges ahead as the u.s. prepares to pull out combat troops by the end of next year. nine people died when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the afghan defense ministry. hagel was at a base about a mile from the blast. he was not hurt. and just moments ago, we go
CNN
Mar 15, 2013 2:00am PDT
coming out for gay marriage, with a deeply personal revelation. the cnn exclusive. >>> take a look at this. a truck driver on a dangerous wrecking spree in a parking lot. oh, my. good morning, welcome to "early start" this friday morning, i'm christine romans. zoraida is off. john is on "starting point" a little later on. >> i'm achin la cho. it is friday, march 15th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with this, for the third time in a month and the second time just this week, a carnival cruise ship is in trouble at sea this morning. right now, the carnival "legend" is experiencing propulsion problems in the caribbean and can't fail at full speed so it is skipping a stop in grand cayman and limping straight home to tampa. just a day before wednesday, power problems on the "carnival dream" at a port in st. martins. passengers stuck on board for hours with reports of, yes, again, toilets overflowing. in miami, christina, good morning, these two ongoing incidents come just a month after that engine room fire to the "carnival triumph" that left 4200 people stranded for days. of course we al
CNN
Mar 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
in that state is between a man and a woman. joining me now cnn chief political correspondent gloria borger and jeffrey toobin. you were both inside. i was jealous. there's so much to talk about in this argument. we had the rare opportunity for them to release some of the audio clips same day. we want to run through some of the best moments. and one of the most colorful exchanges which will surprise no one who watches the court came from justice antonin scalia talking to ted olson, the former bush solicitor general arguing against proposition 8, arguing in favor of same-sex marriage. listen to then and then we'll talk about it. >> when did the law become this? >> if i may answer this in the form of a rhetorical question? when did it become unconstitutional to prohibit interracial marriages? when did it become unconstitutional to assign children to -- >> easy question i think for that one. at the time that the equal protection clause was adopted. that's absolutely true. but don't give me a question to my question. when do you think it became unconstitutional? has it always been uncons
CNN
Mar 24, 2013 1:00pm PDT
world headquarters in atlanta, smou got on the roof and trained his twitter handle over the cnn logo. in december 2012 pope benedict became the first pontiff to tweet using the handle @ponti handle @pontiffeffects. ali is trying out this twitter thing, someone uncertain as to what to say. my tweets have become i hope much more informative and entertaining than that first one. i want to thank all of you. if you don't, my handle i is @alivelshi. it only takes a few months to sign up. the rewards are never ending. i do read nearly every tweet you send to me. i give props to tweets i like and i'm not afraid to call you out if i disagree with you. we're here every saturday at 1:00 p.m. eastern. >>> hello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. welcome to the newsroom. these are the top stories. >>> a spring snowstorm is bearing down on the midwest right now and headed east. heavy snow and strong winds are creating dangerous conditions. where the system is heading next. damplts pope francis led his first palm sunday service as cardinal. he reportedly supported civil unions. will he bring that
CNN
Mar 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. >>> hello, welcome to the "cnn newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. two rising stars on an ohio high school football team now convicted rainists. today a judge in stubleville found 17-year-old trent mayes and another guilty of raining a 16-year-old girl. both boys apologize to the victim and her family but despite the emotional pleas from the boys and their family, the judge said the evidence against them was "profane and ugly" and sentenced them to a juvenile detention facility. a minimum of one year for richmond, two years for mayes. poppy harlow was in the courtroom. the evidence the judge was referring to included cell phone pictures taken of the victim and lurid text messages from the defendants. how much did social media play a role in this crime and in the judge's verdict? >> reporter: i think it played a big role. the judge came in this morning when this verdict was handed down and said again last night and this morning he reviewed all of the evidence, reread all of the text messages, social media was a big part of this because pictures of this victim, this rape victim were p
CNN
Mar 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
time here, election sunday a day away. test your bracket skills against me and other cnn personality in the official ncaa march madness bracket challenge game. go to cnn.com/brackets, join the cnn group to see if you can pick a better bracket than i can. i never win. i get close but never win. >>> this is gross. roaches, roaches everywhere, that was a story on a greyhound bus from atlantic city to new york friday. passengers shot video of the bugs crawling out of air vents, up the windows, even over passengers, not surprisingly, most of the people on the bus were disgusted. >> roaches started crawling on our clothes, everything. >> like a thousand roaches. i say infested, i mean infested. >> the man had roaches on his coat. the lady had a roach on her hat. it was terrible. >> the roach problem became apparent, the bus driver immediately pulled over, greyhound sent a replacement. the company apologized for the inconvenience and is now investigating. believe me, ain't nobody got time for that. thank you so much for joining us. see you back here in an hour. i am going to talk to the mother
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
coin. 20,000 dollars -- for a smartphone? is it that smart? you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm don lemon. we'll start with this. a real life nightmare for patient who is thought their biggest challenge would be recovering from dental surgery. hundreds of people around the tulsa oklahoma area. their cases, about 7,000 in all are linked to tulsa dentist dr. scott harrington. investigators say it was an unsanitary, chaotic and contaminated mess. straight to susan candiotti now live from tulsa. susan, have a lot of people shown up for the test so far? >> reporter: we know of about 200 so far. we'll get final numbers later tonight. the state asking 7,000 patients of dr. harrington's to be tested. that's after state inspectors here in oklahoma found what they call deplorable practices including expired drugs and rusty dental instruments that would have been used during oral surgery. you can imagine what patients are going through. this all started after authorities found a patient diagnosed -- or rather testing positive for hiv and hepatitis. subsequent tests show he was negative for hiv. but
CNN
Mar 10, 2013 2:00pm PDT
revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪ >>> hello again, i'm frederica wit field, hurt in cnn news radio. our top stories, criticism is growing over new rules from the transportation security administration. passengers will be able to carry small pocket knives on airplane he is starting april 25th. >> reporter: lawmakers speaking out today, ed marquee of massachusetts and chuck schumer, happens to be the third highest ranking democrat in the caucus in the senate says he is certainly not happy and he thinks this change is dangerous and he spoke to reporters on sunday, which is rare. here is what he had to say. >> the tsa ought to smell the coffee. >> reporter: you might call them pocket knives or swiss army knives, have blades smaller than 2.6 inches, a little bit longer than, say, your house key. lonts list of newly allowed things to carry on are ski poles, lacrosse stick and bill yard cues. of course, frederica, not hearing many arguments about those things, clearly unwieldy, it is the knifes that are the main issue here. as senator schumer saying, he thinks because they can folksily hurt an
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
report is expected in june. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >>> when we come back, making the trains run faster in the united states. cnn investigates a $12 billion investment and whether your money has been wasted. >>> plus, an historic week over at the united states supreme court for the battle over same-sex marriage. we'll take you behind the scenes of one landmark case that is being argued right now. marjorie, i can't stand you. you're too perfect. even the inside of your dishwasher sparkles. okay. so i'm the bad guy for being clean. you said it. ladies, let's not fight dirty. cascade kitchen counselor. see, over time, finish gel can leave hard-water film on your dishes and dishwasher. new cascade platinum's triple-action formula not only cleans your dishes, it helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. so we're good? don't do that. okay. [ female announcer ] cascade's best is new cascade platinum. [ male announcer ] a car has a rather small rear-view mirror, so we can occasionally glance back at where we've been. it has an enormous windshield so we can look ahead to where we are goin
CNN
Mar 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
premeditation. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." a horrific bus crash that left two people dead and sends a college sports team to the hospital. how a trip to a lacrosse tournament turned into such a nightmare for these folks. >>> strict diet regimen. two a day workouts and we're not talking about women, people. why men are are increasingly body obsessed. >>> you know it's st. patrick's day. do you know why guinness draft tastes different depending on your bartender. how to pour the perfect pint. >>> i saw a lot of people on the road that i usually don't see. i'm christi paul in for randi kaye. >>> all right, we want to begin with you this morning in steubenville, ohio, very odd on a sunday, but we're just hours from now where two high school football players on trial for rape are going to learn their fate. it is verdict day today. the judge is expected to hand down his decision around 10:00 a.m. eastern. we're talking about them being accused of raping a 16-year-old girl last summer. the girl said she was too drunk to remember what happened to her. cnn
CNN
Mar 16, 2013 7:30pm PDT
. >>> happening right now on cnn, a college sports team on the way to a game when their bus crashes. two on board are dead. many others are hurt. >>> another crash in florida. this one a hot air balloon. among the injured, an nfl player. the latest on his condition. >>> oh, bloomberg's not around. we're cool. >> sarah palin takes on new york city mayor michael bloomberg and the gop. >>> a grisly discover at an airport. you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm don lemon. accusations after rape, a town torn apart. marathon trial days, it's all come down to a verdict that's happening in 12 hours. tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. eastern, a court judge in steubenville, ohio, will give his decision in the trial of two high school football players, trent mays and malik richmond, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl who was reportedly passed out drunk. the prosecutor says it made her, quote, the perfect victim, while the defense called her credibility into question. >> she has a reputation -- i'm not saying this, i'm not blaming or smearing this witness. her friends td this court that she has a reputation
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Mar 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
. eastern and find me on facebook.com. have a great weekend. >>> you're in the cnn newsroom. a look at the top stories now. the pentagon is taking nuclear threats from north korea so seriously that it is ramping up missile defense on the west coast. reports say north korea test fired two short range missiles into the waters this past week. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel says he wants to make it clear they stand firm against aggression. he says 14 extra missile defenses will be up and running by 2017. >> the reason that we're doing what we're doing and the reason that we're advancing our program here for homeland security is to not take any chances, to stay ahead of the threat. to ensure any contingency and that's why we made the decision we have. >> i will talk to a security expert that will break down the latest threat and the u.s. response. two teenaged girls took the stand for the defense in the rape trial of two high school football stars in steubenville, ohio. the alleged rain of a 26-year-old girl happened last august during a full night of partying. one girl said the vict
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Mar 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
sheryl sandberg. 2:30 p.m., right here. >> cnn newsroom with carol costello begins now. >>> happening now in the newsroom, breaking overnight, murder on a marine base. >> a shooter appeared to have barricaded himself in the room. >> three are dead, including the shooter. a community looking for answers this morning. >>> also, offline. the faa possibly shuttering more than 200 air traffic control towers nationwide. your safety now a huge concern. >> first calls, going to be mid air -- >> something is going to happen. >> neither rain, nor sleet senator snow nor deficit. no word this morning, saturday mail delivery is back on. >>> and 911 shocker. >> can you tell can you tell me by tapping on the phone once that do not open the door. >> 911, where is your image? >> the frightening moments and amazing end. live on the cnn newsroom. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. three people dead at the marine base in quantico. the base is in lockdown, law enforcement surrounded the building. >> the shooter, an active duty marine, was pronounced dead of an apparent self-in
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Mar 2, 2013 8:00am PST
"cnn live today" krn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." i'm brianna keilar in for randi kaye. >>> december flation florida. searchers there are battling time and gravity in their attempt to recover a man swa swallowed up by a sinkhole. we'll take you live to the scene. >>> seeing it believing. students fed up with a crook on campus. >>> after weevgs weeks of warn threats, americans face $85 billion in federal spending cuts. president obama siren aobama si order. what happens now? political correspondent jim acosta is live at the white house. what happens now? >> reporter: a good question. we'll find out at the same time. the president said in his press conference yesterday that this will not be what he called and apocalypse, but if you look at what the office of management and budget in his own administration is telling congress about these cuts, this will be serious. this is the order that the president issued last night initiating automatic across-the-board budget cuts. look at the letter from omb to congress, it says right here, the cuts required by sequestration will be d
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Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
endured. >> this week's cnn hero refused to accept the fate. it's now illegal in the homeland of kenia. still persists in some rural areas. but this woman is challenging that tradition. >> i avoided the ceremony. most of the girls are mutilated when they are 12. i really liked going to school. i knew that once i got to it, i will be married off and my dream of becoming a teacher will end. i had to face my dad and say i will only go through the testing if you let me go back to school. it was then the morning, using a very old rusty knife, with no anesthesia. i can never forget that day. eventually, i was the first girl in my community to go to college in the u.s.. i came back to my village to set a school for girls so they too can go to college. when girls start at our school, they are very shy. over time, we see them change. they are doing very well. the most exciting thing, our work is about empowering the girls. these girls can say no to being cut. they can dream of becoming lawyers, teachers, doctors, and we see my daughter do better than my son. i came back for girls in my communit
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Mar 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
on the cnn "newsroom." >>> live and happening right now. winter weather at its worst. once-beautiful beachside homes now falling into the ocean. shut out. visitors to the white house turned away, no tours, because of forced budget cuts. >>> want to be a cop in this town? fill out an application, and take a lie detector test to prove you're not a racist. a rising star in women's mixed martial arts. only one thing. she was born a man. >>> and charged for laughing too loudly. there is nothing funny about this story. okay, well, maybe a little. hello, everyone, i'm don lemon. those stories and much more this hour right here in the cnn "newsroom." we're going to start with this weather emergency up on the massachusetts coast. i want you to take a look at what's happening in new bury and plum island. a wild winter storm causing houses to topple right into the water, just tipping them off their foundations. it's already a bad spot for beach erosion. but the weather this weekend is worse than some long-time residents have ever seen, they say. demolition crews are tearing down what's left of
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Mar 31, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, well, he shows once again that he is a pope of the people. >>> a cnn crew caught in the middle of a fire fight between u.s. forces and the taliban. you won't want to miss this exclusive story. i'm don lemon. you're in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a horrific double murder has people on edge in kauffman county, texas. here's what we know right now. someone is murdering prosecutors there. no suspects. no real motive. longtime district attorney mike mcclellan and his wife, cynthia, were shot dead in their home. a source says investigators found shell casings from a semiautomatic rifle. two months ago mcclellan vowed to put away the scum who murdered his assistant d.a., mark hasse, outside the county courthouse. listen. >> i hope that the people that did this are watching because we're very confident that we're going to find you, we're going to pull you out of whatever hole you're in, and we're going to bring you back and let the people of kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest tent of the law. anything you people can do to accelerate getting our hands on this scum, will be appreciated.
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Mar 21, 2013 11:35pm PDT
drama contra menÉndez. ciertamente contrata contratado, univisiÓn,cnn en espaÑol. lo que hiciera el contacto para esta grabaciÓn que hizo con las jÓvenes. >> que solamente vino un periodista de ellos. el tal carlos >> >> en su testimonio aÑadiÓ que un periodista un sitio conservador norteamericano fue el Único que viajÓ a repÚblica dominicana y le pagÓ por hacer la grabaciÓn. >> le ofreciÓ 5.000 dolares para que Él lo ayudara a contactar una persona en la provincia de la romana contratÓ a miguel galvÁn que a su vez lo puso en coordinaciÓn con una joven llamada de los santos santana, alias m. y que esta a su vez contactÓ a 2 jovenes mÁs y en el sentido pues, hicieron la grabaciÓn. >> para concluir el interrogatorio figueroa se le preguntÓ quienes lo contactaron de las cadenas norteamericanas para la supuesta trama contra menÉndez y dijo que no recordaba. >> fue un medio que me llamaron tuvieron comunicaciÓn con nosotros, antes de salir la informaciÓn final en donde estamos dirigiendonos a ningÚn medio en especial. >> no recuerdo el medio. >> un portavoz de la ca
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Mar 23, 2013 4:00pm PDT
swimsuit models swimming in his head. jeanne moos -- >> you like fine dining. >> reporter: cnn. >> i like fine dining. >> new york. >> i like fine dining, fine dining. look who i took to the white house correspondents association dinner a couple years ago. take a look at this picture. there she is, mila kunis. she was my date. how cool was that? remember, you can always follow what's going on in "the situation room" on twitter. just tweet me. tweet the show @cnnsitroom. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. you're in the cnn "newsroom" now. we're about to take you live to a small town in south georgia where a baby is dead. two teenagers are charged with murder and a mother is beside herself with grief and shock. there's the town, brunswick, georgia, a quiet town on the ocean where violent crime almost never happens. a mother pushing her baby in a stroller says two school-aged boys tried to rob her at gunpoint and then shot her in the leg before killing her baby. people who heard the gunfire called 911. >> her baby has
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Mar 19, 2013 2:00pm PDT
were headed for new york city? his answer? pray. cnn's chris lawrence has more on today's hearings. pretty scary stuff going on, chris. >> you said it, wolf. the only reason people aren't scared out of their minds is the fact that it's so rare for one of these big rocks to hit the earth. but look. there are 10,000 to 20,000 asteroids out there big enough to devastate a continent and only 10% have been detected. russians saw a flash of light and heard the sonic boom. the meteor exploded with the force of a nuclear bomb. it did $30 million in damage and injured thousands. and no one saw it coming. >> we were fortunate that the events of last month were simply an interesting coincidence rather than a catastrophe. >> reporter: the nation's top science officials were called before congress tuesday to explain what they're doing to detect similar threats from space. >> objects as large as a car arrive about once per week rncht the bigger concern is, well, the bigger ones. using a football field for perspective, the size of that meteor over russia would only take you to the 7 yard line. co
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Mar 4, 2013 1:00am PST
second night spending in a london hospital. here's cnn's royal correspondent max foster with the latest. >>> alina, the queen hasn't been in hospital for ten years, but she's in here overnight and she's canceled a whole week's worth of public engagements. there is concern about whether or not this is more serious, we don't know whether it is, we do know that she does have the symptoms at least of a stomach bug. it's been indicated that she'll probably be in for a couple of days, alina. >> max foster in london for us. max, thank you very much. meanwhile, back in this country, a remarkable announcement today by doctors dedicated to fighting aids and hiv. a little girl just two years old, once hiv positive, now declared free from the virus. cured. some details from our medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. >> reporter: let's talk about what happened to this baby in mississippi because it's a fascinating story. the baby was born to an hiv positive mother. the baby was on antiretroviral drugs for 15 months and then at around the time the mom took her off them. she stopped giving them
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Mar 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
chemical weapons is a game changer. >> strong words from the president. let's go straight to cnn's john king. he's on the scene traveling with the president in jerusalem. they're investigating but there is no firm evidence yet that the syrians have used chemical weapons. >> that was the fascinating exchange when the issue came up, wolf. you know well all the intelligence assets that are here. israel, the neighbor to the northeast is syria. they've been helping the united states. there are satellite images. there are drones flying over syria from israel and other places in the region. and there are different ways they can test if chemical weapons were used. sensors they put in the air to test. so there is no question there is an intelligence investigation under way. so the president made clear again that would be a game changer but he said he is waiting for the facts. he didn't say what he would do, if there is conclusive evidence he wasn't clear. it would be a game changer but what next? white house officials say that is one reason they're going to be very, very careful, gather the fact
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Mar 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
rocks and not jessica. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> amazing, amazing video. that's it for me. thanks ff watching. i'm wolf blitzer. the the news continues next on cnn. >>> live and happening now, winter weather at its worst. once beautiful beachside homes falling into the ocean. >>> gang warfare but this battle is not based in drugs or money. it's all about what's being said on social media. >>> don't go into the water unless you have a way with sharks. >>> one of the most famous college dropouts plans to change how future generations go to college. an interview with bill gates. >>> and -- ♪ i don't want to be another wave in the ocean ♪ >> bon jovi provided a sound track for a generation. he's talking to us. hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. all that ahead this hour. first, this. defense secretary chuck hagel is getting a firsthand look at how dangerous afghanistan remains 11 years into the war. also a direct message from the taliban. he's making his first visit since being appointed last month. . it began on a deadly note. a suicide bomber detonated a device in kabul. nin
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Mar 14, 2013 2:00am PDT
to many, he's known simply, father jorge. jim bitterman, cnn, rome. >>> vice president joe biden, the first roman catholic vice president, will lead the u.s. delegation to pope francis' formal installation next week. president obama said the e selection of the first latin american pope spoke to the region that is increasingly shape our world. the news seemed to energize american catholics. >> i ran to work. i had to come to the church. i work a couple of blocks down. i have to come to the church and thank god that we have this pope. we are not alone. >> it's exciting for the catholic church, to have a south american cardinal named pope. that's good. that's good for anyone. >> he's a man of the people. raised poor. rode buses. they made a wise choice. >> everybody seemed to have a positive opinion. house speaker john boehner who is catholic, called the selection of a non-european pope, a big step in the right direction for the church. >> we've been talking about this all morning. something you said was striking. >> i was riveted and glued. >> and you were struck by his smile. >> h
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Mar 26, 2013 2:00am PDT
question, will justices follow the seismic shift in favor of same-sex marriage? a new cnn/orc poll shows the number of americans who support same-sex marriage has spiked 12 points in just six years. the rise due in part because more americans polled say they know someone who is gay. shannon travis is at the supreme court. shannon, the justices examining the constitutionality of prop 8. what is each side arguing? >> reporter: yeah, obviously, they'll be laying out their arguments in a short time here at the supreme court, christine. obviously, this is proposition 8, the 2008 passed measure, voter-passed measure that banned same-sex marriage in california. on the pro side, the people that are actually in favor of the proposition, they argue a classic conservative argument, christine, that the definition of marriage in the united states has always been between one man and one woman. they will also be arguing that this is a voter-approved measure, that the voters approved it on the cons, the people that are actually against this. they'll basically say you know what, this violates the equal p
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Mar 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
spending the night in a london hospital. here's cnn's royal correspondent max foster with the latest. >>> alina, the queen hasn't been in hospital for ten years, but she's in here overnight and cancelled a whole week's worth of public engagement. there is concern about whether or not this is more serious, we don't know whether it is, we do know shes has the symptoms at least of a stomach bug. she'll probably be in for a couple days. >> max, thank you very much. a remarkable announcement today by doctors dedicated to finding aids and. a little girl just two years old, once hiv positive, now declared free from the virus. cured. >> reporter: let's talk about what happened to this baby in mississippi. it's a fascinating story. the baby was born to an hiv positive mother. the baby was on anti-retro viral drugs for 15 months. at that time the mom stopped the drugs. she was off the drugs 8 to 10 months total. at her next appointment, there was no sign of hiv. what does this mean for other babies with hiv. here's what the folks at johns hopkins have to say. they say it may help pave t
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Mar 24, 2013 5:00am PDT
on twitter. we have top stories in the cnn newsroom. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." coming up, spring may be here, so is the snow from denver todayton. it seems like old man winter just doesn't want to let go. she watched in horror as her infant was shot in the head. now this georgia mother has a message for her son's accused killers. >> you killed an innocent human life. and that i hope you die for it. >>> mayor michael bloomberg has a message of his own for all you gun owners. >> background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> the new tv ad hitting air waves tomorrow that he's behind. and if you want to get hitched, don't come here. >> we hope to be a witness to our own denomination. >> this north carolina church says no more straight weddings until gays can say i do. >>> rise and shine. sunday is waiting for you. i'm christi paul. so glad to have your company. 8:00 here in the east. let's talk about what everybody's talking about today. the gridlocked interstates, the canceled flights, the hailstorms, the p
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Mar 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
cnn bracket challenge in just a little bit. >>> this is cnn "newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. up ahead, cyber attacked on a florida election is raising alarms about security at the voting systems across the country. so this attack involved more than 2,500 phantom requests for absentee ballots during the august primary. our chris lawrence who has been digging into this. chris, what do we know, election officials now being able to detect that something happened, something was wrong. how did they do that? >> basically two things really jumped out at them, suzanne. they looked at two things. one, the fact that all of these requests were coming from what looked like the same computers. also, they were coming in so quickly they figured no human being could enter that much information that quickly. those were two big red flags. then they started to look further and determine that the internet -- the i.p. addresses of these computers were blocked. once investigators were able to dig in and look at them, it turned out that all of these i.p. addresses were going through what's called an anonmise
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Mar 18, 2013 2:00pm PDT
how do they go about repairing a deeply divided party? cnn's brianna keilar is here in "the situation room," and she's taking a closer look at this report and fascinating material inside. >> fascinating material inside, and one of the things we're seeing in the republican party, what it's planning to do, is invest some serious money to build the republican brand in areas that are not republican strongholds, sending republicans basically ambassadors to participate in events in minority communities and even visit historically black colleges and universities. ♪ the math in jay z's campaign trail anthem was a little off. 219 is more like it, if you're talking about the gop failure in the last presidential election. >> there's no one reason we l t lost. our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. we were behind in both data and digital. and our primary and debate process needed improvement. >> reporter: this morning, rnc chairman reince priebus unveiled the autopsy of what went wrong for republicans in 2012 with a long list of fixes. >> i think
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Mar 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
washington, cnn. >>> those life boats are key. i'm alina cho, at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts now. >>> his life was ripped apart by the newtown connecticut massacre, now a grieving father makes a plea. >>> also, a wave of deadly violence, and new political upheaval in iraq. i'll talk to cnn's arwa damon who is back, we want to welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room". >>> all that and more coming up but first let's check in with the cnn center in atlanta for the latest headlines. >> all right, well, thank you, i'm alina cho, at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. the cuts once considered too painful to consider are now the law of the land. president obama and congressional republicans could not reach a compromise to avoid the $85 billion in automatic cuts. they will not happen all at once, but instead they will come over time. they are pointing fingers at each other over their failure to reach a deal. >> probably would be a lot better ways to reduce that spending than
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Mar 10, 2013 4:00pm PDT
korea are nothing new, but north korea's top leadership is new. cnn's anna corn is in seoul right now for us. anna, it's monday morning there. any indication that north korea has done anything more than just threaten to remove the armistice? >> reporter: don, not at this stage. we don't have any word from north korea to say that it has nullified the armistice agreement, which as you say ended the korean war back in 1953, but certainly they have been the threats that we've been hearing all of last week. this was in the lead up to those u.n. sanctions that were passed unanimously by the security council. we also had that threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the united states and on south korea and then yesterday, don, we also heard from north korea that it was ready for war. so all this rhetoric, we are used to it, but not at this capacity, not at this intensity, which is why people here in seoul are a little bit concerned as to what this could mean. could this mean a military provocation from north korea? a raid or an armed skirmish to make the rest of the world take notice of nor
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Mar 20, 2013 2:00am PDT
. >> we're tapping into the global resources of cnn this morning to bring you the most complete coverage of the developing story. we have a reporter in jerusalem. ivan watson is in jordan and chris lawrence is live at the pentagon. sarah, how did the developments in syria affect the president's agenda on this trip? >> reporter: well, not much. this has been a major concern already for both the obama administration and netanyahu's administration. we do know according to a senior israeli official that i spoke with on condition of anonymity that this issue of the united states being asked to strike syria if certain things such as some of their weapons, missiles in particular are heading over the border to hezbollah, an organization in lebanon that the united states and israel both consider a terrorist organization. that is going to be something that is going to be on the agenda in the discussions. but this chemical weapon issue is one that they were going to be talking about beforehand. they also have talked about the difficulties if you speak with folks that know about how to get rid of so
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Mar 14, 2013 11:00am PDT
, substantially impaired at that moment and did not consent to sex. cnn's papi harlow is in stubenville with the latest in court. papi? >> reporter: the alleged victim, a 16-year-old girl, was too drunk to make decisions, saying she was degraded several times over. also saying she was, quote, treated like a toy by the two defendants, 17-year-old trent mays and 16-year-old malik richmond. the defense council for both of those boys maintains they are, indeed, innocent. the state bears the burden of proof in this. now, one of the witnesses testified saying that the alleged victim, quote, got drunk extremely quickly that night, that they shared about half a bottle of smirnoff vodka throughout the course of the night. another victim talking about that infamous photo of them holding the girl seemingly unconscious. a witness did say that girl was conscious at the time the photo was taken, but she was drunk and could not lift her head. now, the defense has tried to poke holes in these witnesses' testimony, in multiple ways, but mainly saying the witnesses have reconstructed the memo
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Mar 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
, thank you. coming up, cnn military analyst general spider marks will talk about petraeus' future plans. >>> game changer for gay rights. in a few hours, a historic legal battle shifts focus. from prop 8, california's same-sex marriage, to doma. doma denies couples rights by defining marriage as between a man and a woman. it's dark this morning. look behind you. you can't see anything behind you, shannon. what happened in that court yesterday. how did the justices respond to prop 8 arguments? >> reporter: essentially with pointed questions and no clear clues of how this court might decide. for anybody reading the tea leaves, we're going to have to read a little bit further. the justices seemed conflicted. a lot of questions over that california same-sex marriage ban. they asked a lot of questions of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs, pointed them, pressed them on the different issues, the different merits of the case. let's play a little bit of a back and forth between different justices -- not between the justices, but from one justice to another. let's start with samuel alito. h
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Mar 4, 2013 6:00am PST
formula for business as well, black business. that is it this morning for "starting point." "cnn newsroom" with christi paul begins now. i'll see everyone back here tomorrow morning. >>> happening now in the newsroom. a 911 shocker. >> we need to get cpr started. that's not enough, okay? >> yeah, we can't do cpr. >> she's going to die if we don't get this started. >> frustration and outrage as an 87-year-old woman collapses at her retirement home, and the nurses refusing to help her. >> is there anyone who works there that is willing to do it? we're going to let this lady die? >>> also, housing crisis. big banks, bank of america, citigroup, chase, and wells fargo wrongfully closing on hundreds of military families. >>> plus the call. >> officers are going to be there any second. >> he's going back downstairs. >> cnn goes one-on-one with halle berry, who opens up about her own home intruder. >> from the time i thought they were in, i couldn't stop talking, and the operator said to me, ma'am, if they're in your house, you must be quiet. stop talking. >>> and a buzzer beater you won't believ
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